Tips for Decluttering and organizing – in preparation for a big move or house renovations

Tips for Decluttering and organizing – in preparation for a big move or house renovations

Hi everyone,


Our kitchen reno’s coming up soon and I’ve decided it’s time to declutter and organize our household before it all happens. Much like preparing to move to a new house, reno’s can be a very exciting time filled with new scenery, whether that is a new neighborhood or a shiny new kitchen! Filled with new furniture or filled with new and exciting appliances! It is also a time that is filled with alot more mess than usual which can be quite overwhelmingi So, here’s my top tips on how to declutter before the big move or that dream reno that’s finally happening, and how to keep it organized!


Make a List
The best way to start the process is to plan ahead. Make a list of all the rooms in your house you need to declutter and organise and why you need to do so. This allows you to see clearly what needs to be done and what takes priority. Some rooms are a two (or an eleven) person job so this planning can help determine the right time to do the job, so you have as many hands as possible. We find working as a team most effective in our household, which also means things can get done a lot quicker, but always do what works for you.


Make it Fun!
When you have a house full of kids, packing up can be the most stressful and tiring experience when moving or preparing for reno’s. So, if you can make it fun, they’ll all want to get involved and lend an extra set of hands (or 18). The best game you can play when packing things away is, ‘the fastest packer wins !!’’ You now not only have an extra set of hands but efficient ones too! The kids will also learn a great set of life skills along the way too.


Pick and Commit
Pace yourself and commit to one room at a time so you can do it right and without stress. Consider choosing one room per week over a period of time and make it an allocated declutter period. This means every week you will feel accomplished and productive and you will not wear yourself out at the one time. You are doing this to feel good and not add to the stress so why not make that good feeling a weekly one. Do what you can and when you can.


Consider External Storage
Something a lot of people forget is that you do not have to bring every item from your old house or kitchen to your new one. But how can you achieve this without having to get rid of them! Why not consider using external storage. This is also a great way to deal with the “unsure box” of items to see whether you really need these items or not. Companies such as Hire A Mover are great to use for this as they have Mobile Storage units. The removalists come to your property with the mobile storage pod to collect your belongings, safely store it back at their facility, and will return it to you when you are ready. It is a secured facility that is monitored 24/7, centrally located and accessible 7 days a week. This service stores your belongings from a few days to years and is very affordable. It makes moving and storing just that much easier and less stressful knowing you have professionals to help you out. You can also hire boxes through their sister company https://www.hireabox.com.au/ to make your move much easier.


Delegate Piles
Let’s be honest, we all find ourselves clinging onto items we don’t need “just in case”. Decluttering and organising is the perfect time to say goodbye to this habit. The best way to do this is to take all items and make three piles; one for items you want to keep, one for items you are unsure of and one for items you definitely do not want. Be brutal and ask yourself, “does this item spark joy? and if it doesn’t then it will be much easier to part with There’s ways you can start building your belongings in your new house or kitchen from scratch!


Donate to Charity
It’s often hard to part way with certain items as we all have a litte hoarder inside us that asks; what if? Why not consider donating items to charity as it’s always easier to get rid of things when you know they are going to someone who needs them. That way you’ve reached your goal of declutering your house, yet you’ve also done a good deed.


This sponsored post is in collaboration with Professional Removalist Company Hire A Mover & Sydney & Influencer Management Service – # AsSeenOn

I hope this post will help some of you especially if you are preparing for the next big reno or move.

Thank You for reading.

Claire Louise Hooker

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New pink shoes – Keiko Brand – Collab

New pink shoes – Keiko Brand – Collab


Hi everyone,

Happy Friday!

I’ve been dying to show you my new lovely valenicia shoes in the colour musk, which were kindly gifted to me from @thekeikobrand

Aren’t they stunning! 😍🤩 These shoes are upper hand stitched which means the shoes mold into your feet which in turn, will provide maximum comfort.

These shoes are made from high quality substainable leather which makes them super soft and super comfy! I’ve honestly never felt shoes as soft as these before! These are my first pink pair of shoes ever aswell and I absolutely love them! I think I’m going to have to buy them in every colour!


They are available in other colours too, you just need to check the website for availability in your size etc..

Here is the website; https://www.saramanda.com.au/keiko/

What colour would you choose?



@thekeikobrand have kindly given me a discount code to share will you all today! Please use; TRIBE30 for 30% off your entire order! 🥰 **please note that my discount code cannot be used on sale items** The discount code will expire in 7 days!!

Claire xx .

V-Comb A1 – Reveiw

V-Comb A1 – Reveiw

Hi everyone,

Today I want to talk to you about the v-comb A1 device that can and will eliminate head lice and eggs without mess, fuss or any harsh chemicals. It’s just one simple head-lice eliminating device that will do it all for you! How awesome is that!  

As a busy mum of nine under thirteen years of age and lot’s and lot’s and lot’s of hair in our busy household, it is paramount for me to stay in control of any head-lice outbreaks that may happen in our family.  

The V-Comb A1 is a revolutionary head-lice device that incorporates both a combing and vacuum suction function to effectively eliminate traces of head lice and eggs from all hair types without creating a mess. So no more expensive messy lotions and potions to get rid of lice when you can use the V-comb A1 device! It detects head-lice and eggs and uses no chemicals when doing so.  

Here are some facts about the V-Comb A1 ; 

  • It does not use harmful chemical- or pesticide-based ingredients
  • It does not require a lot of messy steps (e.g. washing and rinsing)
  • There are no side effects (only uses regular combing and suction power) 

 V-Comb A1 Benefits

• A great investment option as it can be used on more than one person as many times as needed, especially against reoccurring head lice infestations which is awesome for the whole family.
• Effective at combating “SUPER LICE” which are mutated head lice and have formed a resistance to chemicals that are most commonly found in head lice shampoos and lotions. 

 The electric comb is available in 2 options:

1. – V-comb A1 – Cordless and  rechargeable and can be used anywhere, anytime 

2 V-comb Supra – has a cord and will need to be plugged into a wall socket

You can find the V-comb A1 in Amcal, Chemist outlet, Guardian, Priceline, Simply pharmacy, your discount chemist and local pharmacies. 

What my family and I love about the V-Comb A1  

My family and I love V-Comb A1 because it can be used anywhere, anytime, without any fuss or stress! There are no messy or smelly chemicals required when using the comb. It glides through the hair with precision and ease. I highly recommend purchasing the V-Comb A1 to use for your whole family. 

 You can find more information at www.licetec.com.au

You can also find more information on their Facebook and Instagram  

There will also be a full video review video over on my IGTV; @thistribeofmineofficial  

 If you have any questions let me know

Claire XXx  

Ultimate patch review

Ultimate patch review

Over the last 5-6 weeks I have been using the ultimate patch mood patches on myself to help with my anxiety and lack of sleep. I have seen seen such huge results with these patches and I am feeling really good! The last 6-8 weeks have been tough in isolation and I was starting to feel really down and miserable, I was also not sleeping well either. I felt like I hit a huge slump and I couldn’t get out of it. I honestly feel that these mood patches have helped me immensely. My energy levels are on top form and I’m no longer feeling grumpy or exhausted. I will definitely be buying more soon.

The mood patches have only natural ingredients in them such as; Zinc, Garlic, Siberian ginseng, Vitamin D, Liposomal, Vitamin C ,Licorice root, Ashwaghanda ,Rhodiola,Choke berries (Aronia cherries, Blueberries, Mulberries, Pomegranate, Moringa Plant, Mint,  Spirulina, Turmeric, Lemon,  Beetroot, Monk fruit Vitamin C 12 x Vitamin B’s (b1, b2,b3, b4, b5, b6, b7, b8, b9, b10, b11, b12 . All these ingredients combined help with many amazing different things inside our bodies and they all are known to create renewed energy and stamina.

All ingredients in these adhesive thin patches are all natural & plant based. The skin patch helps fight fatigue, balances your mood and also enhances your energy levels. The patches has be known to help with; Chronic stress, Exhaustion, Sleep issues, Night mares, Mood swings, Anxiety, Depression, Sugar & Salt cravings, Brain Fog, Overly Emotional, Panic attacks, Short fuse, Body Aches.

HOW TO USE:

  • Open the sealed sterile envelope & take out 1 sheet
  • Gently Peel off with the tip of your fingernail & place on clean & dry skin (No Moisturiser, oil, sweat etc) and press down very firmly
  • Do not take the patch off to re position it as it will not stick a second time
  • Place anywhere on the abdomen where it will not be rubbed by clothing. Best places seem to be on the Belly or under the bra line. Take care when taking off clothes that you don’t pull the patch off. 
  • After a shower or swimming press patch firmly with a dry towel (do not rub) 
  • After 3 days, remove the patch & replace with a new patch.
  • Our patches are not meant to be as sticky as a bandaid but they do stay stuck on well and are very gentle on the skin.

**Medical Disclaimer: The information provided is not intended to replace consultation or advice received by qualified health professionals regarding your specific situation not is it to be taken as medical advice or diagnosis. If you have any questions about the patches please consult your medical provider before using**

Overall I am feeling so much better within myself and I highly recommend using these patches if you have been feeling down and exhausted

Feel free to use my discount code; tribe at checkout. You can view the patches here: https://www.ultimatepatch.com.au/

Claire -Xx

Sound Scouts – Hearing test app – Review

Sound Scouts – Hearing test app – Review

Hearing Awareness Week – @SoundScouts

Hi everyone,

This week is national Hearing Awareness Week and I want to share the importance of raising awareness on hearing loss and what Sound Scouts can do to help. There is a number of hearing loss in my family and so early detection and being prepared is paramount for my family and I.  Did you know that an estimated 1 in 10 children has a hearing loss? Early intervention is the key for children with hearing loss. When a child’s hearing loss is identified early, they have access to so many different tools for speech and language development, such as hearing technology. A long-range study has uncovered significant differences in the language abilities and education of children who are treated early.

I was recently introduced to an amazing app called Sound Scouts.

Sound Scouts is a game designed to test the hearing of young children, especially around the time they start Kindergarten. This app is a government-funded app and is aimed at children aged 4 years and older. Thanks to the government funding the app is free to use which is so awesome! As you all know I home-school my children so I want to make sure that my children are healthy, happy and above all can hear well which will then enable them to learn well and get a good education. 

Sound Scouts was developed in collaboration with the National Acoustic Laboratories, it looks and feels like a game, however,  it incorporates advanced scientific principles that enable it to detect a range of hearing problems.  While Sound Scouts is based on science, it’s the game-play that encourages and enables a valid hearing check. By using animation and lots of vibrant colours and fun different scenarios, the test becomes much more fun for the children. My children love the game so much. By using the app, it has helped me to understand who in my family may need to do a re-test and who may need further investigation for potential issues. When I asked my children what their favourite part of the game was, they all said; “putting the cupcakes and rainbows on the hot air balloons”.

The Sound Scouts app identifies three different types of hearing issues and the fun test takes only 6-8 minutes. I was able to test six out of my 8 girls with ages ranging 5 years to 12 years and they all thoroughly enjoyed using the app. It’s all touch-screen too and it’s really easy to use. A couple of key points:

  •  When using the app be sure to use decent quality adult headphones (Apple earbuds are fine)
  • Please don’t test young children at night as they’re usually too tired and may not be able to concentrate
  • Make sure an adult supervises the kids doing the test
  • Make sure you are testing in a quiet room
  • Don’t forget to turn your notifications off on your device before testing

Once the test is finished you will be sent the results straight away via the app and to your nominated email address. upon completion you will be told whether your child has passed the test or not. Don’t worry if your child doesn’t pass the test. The great thing about this app is that it allows you to re-test again in 7 days.

Take part in the ‘Once Is Not Enough’ challenge and test your family’s hearing with the Sound Scouts app.

The Sound Scouts app is Available on the App Store and the Google Play store

You can find more information over at : https://www.soundscouts.com/au/

Thanks

Claire XxX

Grapat Palos toy review

Grapat Palos toy review


Hi everyone,

Martina has really enjoyed playing with her new colourful Grapat Palo pieces from Forever Toys​

This 18 piece set contains 18 Palos. There is 6 different colours and 3 shades of each colour. This set will give your little one hours of magical play-time fun.

Martina absolutely loved the Palos and thought the colours were so amazing. She is learning her colours and numbers right now and it’s been really great for that but also for her fine motor skills too. When playing with these pieces, we also spoke about all the different colours and how pretty they were, she felt the texture of the wood and said; “Wow mum” “Love them” and then she seemed to be in her own little magical world with her new Palos friends. It was so beautiful to watch her play with them. I believe our children see beyond the colours and the textured feel of them and they imagine something so magical that no one else can see 🤩 Aren’t kids little imaginations amazing! 🥰

You can also place these on a corner table in your house and follow the different cycles of the year by talking about what all the colours mean and matching them up with the different seasons.

These will fill your home with so much colour and warmth and I believe will be treasured by all our little ones.

I can’t wait to show my Michael next 🥰

You can use my discount code: THISTRIBE10 for 10 percent of your entire order.

https://www.forevertoys.com.au/

Claire Xxx

Slim Secrets- Review

Slim Secrets- Review

Hi everyone,

Happy Saturday

I have recently gifted the yummy keto range from Slim Secrets to try and review. In the range was the yummy choc love bites by Sophie Monk and the delicious bare bars.

The choc love bites are low in carbs, gluten-free, Keto-friendly, 150 calories and less, portion-controlled packs. They come in 3 different flavours; dark choc with mint, protein milk with salted caramel, and protein chocolate with crushed almonds. I loved them all but my favourite one was the salted caramel. When I’m in a need of a sweet- fix which is quite often 😂, these are my go-to treats and I don’t need to feel guilty about eating them ♡ They taste incredible!

The bare bars are super yummy too. They are high in protein, high in fibre, low carb, less than 140 calories, Keto friendly and 100 % natural ingredients. The come in 3 different flavours; berries and cream clean protein, double choc clean protein and Salted caramel & banana clean protein bar. I love eating these bars when I’ve had a super busy day and haven’t had much to eat. They taste super yummy and keep me full for quite some time. I love all the flavours but my fave is the salted caramel & banana clean protein bar. The bare bars are stripped clean with nothing to hide and are also guilt-free 😉


Have you tried any of The slim secrets range before?

The lovely team at @slimsecrets have given me a discount code for you all to use 🥰
Please use; tribeofmine15 at checkout for 15 % off your entire order! 🤩

www.slimsecrets.com.au🥰
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Love Claire Xxx .
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White Glo – Review

White Glo – Review

Hey everyone,

Happy Thursday

For the past week or so I have been using the WHITE GLO activated charcoal powder and the activated charcoal deep stain remover toothpaste on my teeth and I must say, I am highly impressed with it! I am a big coffee drinker and have been for the past 11 years, and although coffee is life, it also stains your teeth which is not so good.


I have tried many different kinds of toothpaste over the years and the White Glo range is by far the best of them all! White Glo has quite a few different kinds of toothpaste and whitening powders in their range that you can try and they are all equally as good as each other but I find the charcoal deep stain remover toothpaste in conjunction with the activated charcoal powder is the most effective on my teeth.
I really love that each White Glo toothpaste comes with a toothbrush too! They are so AWESOME!

I’m already seeing such good results after a week and will continue to use it! I will continue to share my results with you all.
This Christmas is going to be very merry and white with my almost pearly whites 😁😂
Seriously though, I absolutely love this range
Have you tried white glow before?
You can find the White Glo range in most supermarkets and pharmacies.
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Love Claire Xx
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#gifted by Sweaty Betty PR

Duit skincare – for her

Duit skincare – for her

Hey everyone,


For the last few weeks, I have been trialing the https://www.instagram.com/duitau/ skincare for her range which was kindly gifted to me through https://www.sweatybettypr.com/ and I must say I am very impressed with the range.

Over the years I have tried and tested so many creams and lotions and nothing has really worked on my dry skin but now I think I’ve finally something that works really works well and I’m excited to talk to you about it!

  1. The Duit dry and foot heal roll-on balm for dry and cracked skin:
Before
After

Wow! Guys this product is AMAZING! I’ve had dry and cracked feet for as long as I can remember and at times they have been really painful too. I started using the roll-on balm and within days I was seeing results! I was actually amazed! My skin is much smoother now and less dry and isn’t painful at all. You can see how much the skin has cleared and it’s only been a few weeks. I will definitely continue to share my progress on this one. This was by far my top product out of the range.

  1. Duit tough hands for her: As a busy mum of 9 I’m always washing my hands which then for years had lead to me having really dry and sore skin. It would often bleed too which made me feel miserable. Again within days of using the cream, I was seeing big results!
    Since using this cream my hands aren’t even dry at all and they actually look youthful again. Overall I am very impressed and will continue to use it.
  1. Duit Vitamin E face cream:
    Growing up I always had ‘good skin’ but then after having children, my skin became dry and patchy. I tried many creams and again nothing worked until I came across the vitamin E cream. This cream nourishes your skin leaving it feeling silky smooth and hydrated. I actually love it and will continue to use it. I would add a full review on my blog later tonight

Have you tried the Duit skincare rangebefore? ‘Stop thinking and just duit’ 😎

Claire Xx

The English Alphabet

The English Alphabet


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The English alphabet poster with beautiful animals – A2 size

Product link – https://artisangiftco.com.au/products/animal-alphabet-chart-english

in collaboration with The Artisan Gift Co

Hey everyone,

You guys know how much I love my unique pieces from @theartisangiftco ♡
Well, today I bring you this beautiful A2 animal English alphabet poster. The animals you see are hand-drawn by using watercolour paint. Not only is it beautiful to look at, but it’s also very educational too. My children are already enjoying naming all the animals on the poster. It’so cute to watch.

The foil letters you see are currently available in gold and rose gold options. You do also have the option to purchase a high-quality Teak Wooden Hanger to go with the poster. The A2 size hanger suitable for this poster is 42cm long, however, I purchased my own frame and I think it looks really lovely and matches my other frames perfectly.


This would be an ideal gift for Christmas or birthdays, or even a baby shower, or for a young child’s room or anyone who just adores animals! I love adding these sweet, beautiful and refreshing pictures in my home.
The Regular price is $59.99 but they currently have a sale on across their website. You can save $11 on this particular product and only pay $48.99

Afterpay is also available!
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Claire Xxx